Some borrowed, of these regretfully I’m unable to name the authors.
When a painting expresses a mood or sensation that could only have been achieved by the use of paint then that painting gains a life of it’s own.
Older artists should not pursue the splendid rashness of youth. To desire only the new and the young was a state of mind which bred nervousness and distorted ones personal history
You cannot create a completely new and original work each time. Something borrowed is required to start you off. The writer Nabokov says—- Lawful property in the free city of the mind.
The Art Market.
1.The Papists created a market for sacred art but now the Calvinists have arrived and the market for Sacred Art has disappeared.
2. The elitists created a market for the artist. The ownership of the original. But now apple and android say you all must have the same.
A muse is a spirit from the ancient Hellenic religion, a goddess who visits the man embarked upon a creative act, and inspires him.
Painters are simply artisans, they are suppliers of goods. Pictures on a grand theme.
Why don’t the dreamless Calvinists just go off to Constantinople ? Why don’t they join the pagan Mohammedans who rebuke the notion of portraying divinity in anything but Euclidian tiles of blue and gold ?
The Rain Forest
To experience the bush you need to be alone. Walking gives you a certain sense of control, but when you stand still changes take place. Now it’s the bush that takes control. You can feel, see, and hear it moving. A sense that some strange, but unseen presence is watching you can invade you. I like to dwell on these emotions when I paint the forest ,so the result is not a photographic image ,but one as seen through a temperament.